Jonathan Gilliam

Jonathan Gilliam, CEO

Jonathan Gilliam is known for developing innovative solutions to vexing digital challenges. His firm, Momentum Factor, is a leading provider of online compliance monitoring, online reputation management, and digital risk mitigation strategies for mid-market as well as global companies.

In 2016, Jonathan was named by the Austin Business Journal as one of Austin’s Best CEOs. The firm, meanwhile, was awarded the 2017 DSA Partnership Award by the Direct Selling Association (DSA) and was featured in the 2018 Best Places to Work and the 2018 Fast 50 Award in the Austin Business Journal. The firm has also appeared on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List for five consecutive years (2017, 2018. 2019,2020 and 2021).

A published author, accomplished technology consultant, and sought-after speaker on topics of digital impact, Jonathan’s first book, Social Selling: How Direct Selling Companies Can Harness the Power of Connectivity … and Change the World helped shape the direct selling industry conversation about new media and delivered a vision of social media’s promise for direct selling companies. More recently, he authored Blastoff! Creating Growth in Direct Selling Companies, featuring lessons from CEOs and influencers from throughout the channel.

Before founding the firm, Jonathan was Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of a successful direct seller of nutritional products. Prior to that he served for nearly seven years in the national fraud detection practice at Deloitte and helped launch the global consultancy’s flagship anti-fraud product, DTect. He also worked as a National Marketing Strategy Partner for OneAccord Partners, served as EVP for Strategy & Markets for security and authentication software company IDMetric, and was Co-Founder and CEO at Hush Communications Corporation, creators of HushMail, and a leading internet security and encryption software company.

Jonathan is a regular speaker and presenter at industry conferences including the Direct Selling Association and founded the Direct Selling Legal & Compliance Summit. He has also appeared in numerous international radio and television broadcasts, articles, and conferences, including the New York Times, Wired Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, PC Week, National Public Radio, and TechTV’s “Silicon Spin” with John Dvorak, among others.

Jonathan graduated with a BA degree from the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘Em!) and also engaged in graduate studies at Rice University in both marketing and publishing. He lives in Austin with his wife, three beautiful daughters, and Havanese puppy, Lola.

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